I GO BACK HOME - JIMMY SCOTT
(Yoon-ha Chang / Germany / USA / 96min)
Featuring Jimmy Scott, Joe Pesci, Quincy Jones and more.
“He is the only singer who can make me cry.”
- Ray Charles
I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott is the story of a man, Ralf Kemper, driven to celebrate a long forgotten music legend. Singer Jimmy Scott is
one of the few modern links to the golden age of jazz. Close friend of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and the only artist ever produced by Ray
Charles, Scott’s career is a long series of misfortune and tragedy interspersed with two of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time.
Kemper crosses between Europe and the United States, finding the best players, arrangers and producers to create the album of his dreams. He showcases Jimmy Scott in the finest way possible, virtually bankrupting himself in the process.
Featuring Quincy Jones, Joe Pesci, Renee
Olstead, David Sanborn and a host of jazz
luminaries in dynamic studio performances, I Go
Back Home - Jimmy Scott is a documentary full of
soul and hope. A love letter to the power of
music, a scarcely believable story of a music
legend and a moving account of one fan’s attempt
to finally bring attention to a man the New York
Times described as “the most unjustly ignored
singer of the 20th Century”.